About

Home page: www.swop-lv.org 

Welcome to the News page of SWOP Las Vegas. SWOP-LV is a sister organization to SCAPA, the Sin City Alternative Professionals Association.

SCAPA is an organization dedicated to serving the greater Las Vegas area alternative professionals population. Our site is intended to be a valuable resource for both women and men who provide adult services, including exotic dancers, massage and body workers, escorts, phone sex operators, and Southern Nevada brothel workers.

We offer a political voice to the significant- yet often side-lined and marginalized- community of sex workers in Las Vegas and surrounding areas. The social stigma that tends to accompany this kind of work means that all too often our voices are silenced. We aim to remedy that by uniting to bring our voices to the table in order to help shape policies that affect us all.

We also offer resources that sex workers will find valuable, such as links* to sex worker-friendly lawyers, accountants, and financial advisers. We provide links to counselors, life coaches, and people who provide childcare to busy single parents. SCAPA is also ready to offer alternative professionals a healthcare plan and/or a group insurance plan. 

We offer workshops on financial planning, investing, lobbying, buying a home, confidence-building, and much more. 

Being an erotic service provider can be lonely, alienating work. We have monthly get-togethers, at which you can meet your fellow workers and forge community and friendship.

Check our calendar often for updates on these and other events. And feel free to contact us and have your own event added to our calendar.

Join our list serve to find out what is going on with SCAPA. We look forward to welcoming you!

SCAPA is the independent Las Vegas chapter of  the Sex Workers’ Outreach Project (SWOP), which focuses on improving the lives of sex industry workers by promoting safety, dignity, and diversity in sex work and fosters an environment that affirms individual choices, occupational rights, and self-esteem.

SCAPA is also a member of the Desiree Alliance

To contact SCAPA, please email: info@swop-lv.org 

Mission

Sin City Alternative Professionals’ Association (SCAPA) acts to create a warm and caring environment in which those who choose to perform erotic work may advance their skills, knowledge, and safety, while fostering a sense of pride in their work.

SCAPA is an affiliate of SWOP-USA, which focuses on improving the lives of sex industry workers by promoting safety, dignity and diversity in sex work and fosters an environment that affirms individual choices, occupational rights, and self-esteem.

What We Do

We are dedicated to providing local sex workers with resources they will find useful, a community of like-minded individuals with whom to collaborate, and workshops to impart useful skills and knowledge.

What We Believe

SCAPA believes that all people who choose to work in adult and alternative professions deserve human and labor rights like any other employees or workers. SCAPA encourages safety, risk avoidance, and safer sex practices, as well as pride in work and an honest work ethic. We believe all rights carry with them responsibilities, and that workers should be responsible, honest workers.

We also realize that this form of work is not for everyone, and encourage those who believe it is unproductive in their lives to exit safely. (Please see Support for resources on doing so.)

How to contact us: info@swop-lv.org

*SCAPA provides links to service providers and other sites, but cannot be held responsible for content on such sites, nor services rendered, and makes no endorsement of any service, service provider, or business on any linked sites.

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9 Comments

  1. Hey – great to see this. I didn’t know you were on wordpress. And thanks for including me in your blogroll! I’ll be sure to reciprocate.

  2. Thanks, SCS! Glad to see you here, and it was great to discover your blog!

    This is mostly just a news gathering place where we store all the news we find (or have time to find) on sex work. I participate on http://www.boundnotgagged.com to blog and comment about stuff.

    xo!

  3. Can you give me advise about how to get out of prositution in Vegas? I started out dancing and just kind of slid and now I’m afriad I’ll never get out. Where can I go in Vegas to get some support for getting out of here without my boyfriend finding out.

  4. Hi Tricia,

    There is certainly help for you. If you or someone you know is interested in exiting the sex industry, here are two links to peruse:

    http://www.sexworkersanonymouswso.com
    http://www.coachingwithkat.com

    If you are religious (or don’t mind it), there is “Hookers for Jesus” run by Annie Lobert.
    http://www.hookersforjesus.net/

    I will pass your email address along to Jody at SWA.

    You may also call us for moral support: 1-866-525-7967

    Wishing you all the best,
    SWOP LV

  5. Just wanted to say: great job on the new look! It’s awesome! You’ve done a lot of hard work and it is terrific. Great-looking, well-organized…wonderful!

    XX

  6. What an incredible resource this is. Thanks for providing it.

  7. Hi Tricia:
    Another organization I would recommend contacting is Help of Southern Nevada:
    http://www.helpsonv.org/ . Though their service aren’t specific just to sex workers, they may be able to help you with your needs.

  8. A success story from London…

    Sex workers are getting organised (despite the best attempts of some ‘sisters’ in the labour movement to stop them…

    http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/index.php/features/sex_workers_who_are_doing_it_for_themselves

  9. Thanks, JMcC! I will post that to the blog.
    xoxo


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